does any one know a good renedy for motion sickness???

@riyasam (16571)
India
December 20, 2008 9:16am CST
Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from the swell of the sea, the movement of a car, the motion of a plane in turbulent air, etc. In the inner ear (which is also called the labyrinth), motion sickness affects the sense of balance and equilibrium and, hence, the sense of spatial orientation.i experience this sickness while travelling in car.i try to drink lots of water,munch on ginger sweet or try to keep myself occupied.if all this fails,i take a little nap.apart from these are there any remedies???
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
22 Dec 08
I think there are few medicines for motion sickness, one I know is - 'Avomine', which is required to be taken half an hour before the start of journey. I also suffer motion sickness, specially, while travelling in hilly areas, therefore, I take this medicine, before half an hour of the start of the journey and it remains effective from 4-5 hours and makes me feel comfortable. Besides, when you start travelling, please do not consume heavey, greasy or oily food or the food which takes time to digest. You have can some light food and can keep cardamom and clove in the side of your mouth to nausea feelings. If you are unable to get cardmom or clove pieces, then you can keeap a good quality toffee in your mouth.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Jan 09
AVOMINE was also recommended to me but i didnot find it so useful as cardamon or clove or ginger.lemon also helped to a great extent.
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
6 Jan 09
Whatever suits you, you make try that no harm in trying ginget etc.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 09
I just take dramamine myself. It's available over the counter here in the US. I can't read in the car without it.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
6 Jan 09
reading is out of question.staying awake without puking is a big task
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 09
I was like that when I was little but fortunately I outgrew it somewhat.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
7 Jan 09
now the instances of throwing up are getting fewer now,as i age
@biggerb (2028)
• India
27 Dec 08
I know how it feels as so many of my family members have this sickness.Infact we have been experimenting on various thing.Do you throw up when you feel sick? If you tend to throw up there is a wrist band which can be worn.It has buttons which presses the acupressure points and it helps.You do not throw up.If it just that your ears get blocked while travelling try chewing a bubble gum this helps.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Jan 09
thanks for your comment.i want to experiment this wrist band thing.do you have any idea from where i can get one??
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
10 Jan 09
This wrist band for travel sickness is available in UK.We just got it through a friend there for my sister.I do not know if it is available in other countries.Try it it really works.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
10 Jan 09
thanks for the information.i will try to get it from my relatives residing there.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Dec 08
ok this is what my Dr. had me do. you lay down flat on your back. move your head to one side hold for the count of ten the the other and then back to front. If your sitting samething and it does help. It brings your balance back. It works more for my son as he has the same problem. My Mom as well, has it she just stayed out of the back seat or they had to pull over so she could get sick. And they never made her ride in the back again. I bought a van and that seems better as well. I don't know why. Have a great day
@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
you have to do the execerise before getting in the vehicle???
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I did them at night and then yes if it started to bother me while in car. Now I have a van and I can sit in back of it. Kind of cool I'm not sure why that is but hey if it works I'm in. So will never get rid of ny van. Have a good day
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
You have already mentioned sweet ginger riya, but if you can styomach it, try to eat fresh ginger 30 minutes or so before travelling as I have seen actual experiments on this theory show positive results. Acupressure bracelets that put pressure on the inner wrist are supposed to be of benefit also and I see someone has mentioned this approach as well. Thankfully I do not suffer from motion sickness on anything but boats and I rarely go on one these days.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
actually i like the tangy or rather spicy taste of fresh ginger.i do consume it and it has proven to be effective.i dont chew on it though(that would be too much)but i do keep it in my mouth(suck )
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Feb 09
Thanks for choosing my response for the BR Mable!
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
They say that the brain is the most powerful organ, so whenever I feel like dizzy or throwing up, I try talking to my brains and ask the one who control balance not to be affected. I also try to think that if ever I throw up I look wasted and ugly (this stops me from throwing up).
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Jan 09
oh,once when we were newly married,we had to attend some function.i threw up and all thought i was carrying.
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Filipino old folks' remedy to (prevent) nausea and motion sickness is Ginger. We boil the ginger with water, put sugar in it for taste, and drink it. We have a ginger "tea" called "Salabat". In Panay Island and other parts of Western Visayas, salabat is drunk before travel, especially if the trip is in the early morning. Salabat provides other benefits. It prevents your voice from getting hoarse. Many Filipino singers take salabat to keep their voice sweet. You may try this Filipino old folks' remedy.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Jan 09
thanks for the tip.i will surely try it.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
I love travelling even if i experience motion sickness while on a bus or plane... so i take bonamine 1 hour before riding the vehicle... but if that is not available... i just keep myself occupied... or look far ahead... this usually works for me...
@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Jan 09
i have to travel a lot on vehicles.if i keep myself occupied like playing with kids,i find that the sickness greatly reduces.
@mayka123 (11112)
• India
22 Dec 08
My son has always had this problem and that is the reason we are hardly able to go for holidays far away because he just refuses to some. I avoid giving him oily food on the day of the journey. And I have found that this does help a lot.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Jan 09
my kids till now seems to be okay ,though my daughter sometimes get the nauseating feeling.but it soon passes off.i am much better now..i have some control for 2-3 hours.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I remember as a child I would always get motion sickness. So whenever we would go in the car on a trip I would not eat before we left. Otherwise I always had kleenex and plastic bags ready to go. My mother would always give me this motion sickness medicine called Dramamine. That worked ok. But the best thing that worked for me was to sit in the front seat and keep the window rolled down just a bit so I would get fresh air in my face. To this day I cannot sit in the back seat of a car or I will more than likely throw up all over the place! It seems that two of my four children have inherited motion sickness from me. I just keep towels and bags in the car, and a can of Lysol spray (just in case). I personally don't have this problem on airplanes, but I have never been on a cruise ship so I don't know if I will get seasick or not. I have been on power boats before and never felt sick on them, so who knows? Good luck with finding a remedy for motion sickness. I think a lot of times if you try to concentrate on not getting sick, and make sure that you are getting fresh air that that helps a great deal. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@riyasam (16571)
• India
22 Dec 08
the fresh air does help me but here,in the place where i live,there is lot of pollution and it is better ,if i keep my windows rolled up.
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
hmm, they actually do sell pills to counter motion sickness at the pharmacy counters. my dad bought a box some years back because we were taking the plane and apparently it was good. if you're taking a boat, my advice is dont' eat. i seldom have motion sickness or i should say my balance level is quite good. but once i started to dine, i couldn't stop retching especially when the boat was stationary. i'm not sure about those mega big cruise ships but the one i was on was a medium size ship.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
i try not to eat before a journey and it does reduce my sickness a bit.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I don't like to take dramamine as I feel and act like a zombie hours after I take it. I've found that anything ginger helps me out. Ginger ale, ginger snaps, ginger cookies...
@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
yup,dramamine is my last resort and ginger does help a lot.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I am not really sure if this would help, but rolling down the window might help a bit.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
yup,thanks for your advice.sometimes,i do dab my face with a little cold water and it does seem to help.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
the odd time I had morning sickness I just went to the pharmacy and got gravel, I have never tried home remedies, I am sorry.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
when it becomes very severe,i have no other choice than to go to pharmacy.
@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Dec 08
Hi there riyasam I am sorry to hear that you suffer from such a problem!! My children have suffered terribly as to what can only be described as cronic travel sickness. I have not been able to get out of the town I live in before one of my kids have thrown up! They are not so bad now and I put it down to sucking hard boiled sweets. It seems to keep their saliva going and keeps or the passages open and swear that this helps. They used to take tablets for it which worked but as they are in the car more often these days I hate to these to them and now don't! Eating plenty of carbs before a journey seems to help too! Hope that is some help to you.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
during my teenage years,i used to throw up every now and then.now it has somewhat reduced.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
20 Dec 08
they tell me there's some kind of accupressure thing you can put on your wrist, I, for one, just stay out of back seats....
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Dec 08
yup ,even i have heard about that but i cannot vouch for its authencity.
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